« Back to Course

Week 10: Drawing Plaster Casts with Mark Westermoe

Week 10: Drawing Plaster Casts
Introduction to Plaster Cast Drawing Use proportions and shadow shapes to draw the face

Ready to watch the whole lesson?

Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire New Masters Academy library

  • Lesson Details
  • Transcript
  • References
Mark Westermoe
Head & Portrait, Light & Color
Charcoal Pencil, Conté, Paper
1h 15m 10s

In week ten, master illustrator Mark Westermoe will show you how to start a plaster cast drawing. You will learn to use the lay-in drawing to describe the forms of the face. Mark will introduce you to several sculptures to study and take inspiration from. Practicing on a plaster cast is a great way to improve your sense of value, light, and form.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

Beginner Friendly